The Mark McKenna Foundation

Mark McKenna

The Mark McKenna Foundation recognizes Mark's contributions to the development of the field of health sector supply chain. Mark, in his role as President of Novation (1998-2006), was a 2004 founding member of the Health Sector Supply Chain Research Consortium (HSRC-ASU) and a continuous supporter of bringing academia and industry partners together to solve major problems across the health sector supply chain. Mark's career spanned both the supplier and provider sectors in healthcare, including senior management positions with Imed Corp., Baxter Healthcare Corp., VHA Inc. He also served as chairman of the Health Industry Group Purchasing Association (HIGPA) and was elected to the Bellwether League Healthcare Supply Chain Hall of Fame (2010). Upon retirement, Mark served on a variety of company boards, including the Beryl Cos., the Med Group, SterilMed, Suture Express, Systagenix and UHS.


The Annual Mark McKenna Lecture brings key innovators and thought leaders in health care to Arizona State University to speak on current health care issues and highlight the importance of the supply chain in improving organizational performance and clinical practice.

Advisory Committee

  • Karen Conway, GHX Executive Director
  • Chris Fashek, Spiracur Inc. Chairman, President and CEO
  • John Fowler, ASU Chair Department of Supply Chain Management
  • Jo Klein,  Chairman- former Vice President Strategic Services Novation
  • Chris Luoma, GHX Vice President
  • Ned McKenna-Consultant at HHIC-former Vice President Strategic Solutions McKesson
  • Nancy Pakieser, TECSYS Senior Director Industry Development
  • Dick Perrin, AdvanTech, Inc. President and Owner
  • Kristine Russell, President/Executive Editor Owner Healthcare Purchasing News
  • Gene Schneller, PhD  ASU Professor Co-Director and Founder  HSRC
  • Mark Van Sumeren Health Industry Advisor LLC

To donate, please mail checks to:

Eugene Schneller, Ph.D.
Attn: The McKenna Project
Department of Supply Chain Management
W. P. Carey School of Business
Arizona State University
P.O. Box 874706
Tempe, AZ 85287-4706

To make a donation online please go to our Foundations website. Under the "Supporting" section, select "Choose from a list." Once the box appears, type McKenna in the search box. Select "The McKenna Project" and click Continue.